War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0348 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, February 16, 1864.

Major L. W. BROWN,

Eleventh Missouri Cavalry, Waynesville, en route to Rolla:

Captain Wheat followed you about noon on Sunday. Captain Collier got in last night; has had horses shod to-day, and will leave to-morrow morning for Rolla.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 76.

Washington, February 16, 1864.

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24. Brigadier General R. B. Mitchell, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty on the general court-martial convened by Special Orders, Numbers 536, December 3, 1863, from this office, and will proceed forthwith to the Department of Kansas, and report for duty to Major-General Curtis, U. S. Volunteers, commanding.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, February 16, 1864-10.40 a. m.

Major-General POPE:

The Second Minnesota Cavalry was ordered South in a mistake in regard to its status. The order was revoked several days ago. It is to form a part of your Indian expedition.

H. W. HALLECK.

MILWAUKEE, WIS., February 16, 1864-11.30 a. m.

Brigadier General H. H. SIBLEY,

Saint Paul, Minn.:

I shall expect you on the 24th.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DIST. OF MINN., DEPT. OF THE NORTHWEST,

Saint Paul, Minn., February 16, 1864.

Major General JOHN POPE,

Milwaukee:

GENERAL: Since I had the honor to dispatch to you the application of the colonel commanding the Sixth Regiment Minnesota Volunteers, to be permitted to replace the First Regiment Minnesota Volunteers in the Army of the Potomac, I have learned from officers of the last-named regiment that there is little reason to hope